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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 25, 2010 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

I find this tough, because beyond the obvious my favorite songwriters just are NOT teams.

Loudon Wainwright
Bob Dylan
Joni Mitchell
Ray Davies
John Prine
Steve Goodman
Leonard Cohen
Nick Lowe
Cat Stevens
Neil Young
Thomas Dolby
Warren Zevon
Paul Westerberg

No-one's gonna like this, but for songwriting teams, in my book very few can approach Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys. They are usually very clever, often hilarious, and always 100% danceable.

30 years ago I would have said John/Taupin, but my opinion of Bernie has changed a lot over the years. I think he's a hack who got lucky a few times, and who just happened to be teamed with one of the best pop song writers (and voices) of the century. No offense.

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Poster: Hal R Date: Oct 25, 2010 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

SkyDawg pretty much covers it. What no Weir/Barlow metions?

As for singer/songwriters my list would be

Robert Johnson
Woody Guthrie
Bob Dylan
John Prine
Gram Parsons
Steve Earle
Greg Brown
Buddy Miller
Phil Ochs
Donovan
Darrell Scott
Elmore James
Lou Reed
Neil Young

and of course Mr. Pete Townshend

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 26, 2010 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Dawg does hit pretty much alot of the big ones. S&G and Lennon / McCartney were the first to pop into my mind.
He left off Holland/Dozier/Holland, which someone else mentioned.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 25, 2010 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

oh, and of course Fagen/Becker. What was I thinking?

This post was modified by fenario80 on 2010-10-25 20:04:43